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Don’t hibernate all winter! Visit Harriman State Park in Idaho!

Many people that live in colder climates begin to hibernate during the winter months. This in turn leads to less exercise. You don’t have to slack off in the exercise department during the cold winter months! Ice skating is a great calorie burner and a fun, inexpensive winter weekend activity. Cross country skiing is an […]

50 fun things to do this winter in Chicago!

Chicago is a wonderful city with endless opportunities for entertainment and recreation. Chicago’s world class cultural attractions and amazing architecture are the standouts of this great city. Unfortunately, many tourists never consider Chicago to be a winter vacation destination due to the snow and cold temperatures. Luckily, many of the best attractions are located indoors, […]

Great Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

I love ice skating during the winter months. It is fun, cheap, and a great workout! I even own 2 pairs of my own skates! I always keep my skates in the car in case I find a rink while out. There are all different types of rinks – park district rinks, city rinks, or […]

My Top Winter Travel Destinations

I see winter travel as a great way to break up the monotony of winter. Winter can be a hard time of the year with the bleak skies, cold temperatures, and shorter daylight hours. It helps to have a trip or 2 planed to keep that “summer excitement” feeling all year. I like to mix […]

A Fall bike ride through New England’s Myles Standish State Forest

A bike ride through New England in the fall months makes for a perfect Halloween! My bf and I decided to take a scenic fall bike ride through Myles Standish State Forest in Carver, Massachusetts. The setting was perfect for Halloween – dark, cloudy, colored leaves scattered among the ground.In addition, this forest is one […]

Yellowstone National Park: Elk, Bison, and Coyote Spottings!

My boyfriend and I took another drive through Yellowstone National Park this weekend. We decided to take a new route this weekend. From the West Yellowstone entrance, we drove northeast passing through Lamar Valley. Lamar Valley is supposed to be a hotspot for bear sightings because there is an abundance of prey (elk, bison, etc.) […]

A Drive Through Yellowstone National Park: What a Beautiful Place!

We decided to head out to Yellowstone National Park this weekend to take advantage of the free admission. (Admission is normally $25 per vehicle). April 21st-29th is National Park Week and many parks across the country offer free admission.  We arrived in West Yellowstone around 10:00 A.M (The park opens at 8:00 A.M.) We wanted […]

Trip to Boise – The Greenbelt, Boise Zoo, & Knock ’em Dead Theater

Boise, Idaho is a great city to visit if you enjoy the outdoors; there are plenty of options when it comes to recreation including biking, hiking, and dozens of parks. Mike and  I took a 2 day trip this week mainly to do some bike riding along the Boise Greenbelt, a 22 mile path that […]

Lincoln Park Zoo – A Colorful ZooLights Extravaganza Like No Other

Lincoln Park Zoo is one of many great free attractions in the Chicago area. If you are looking for some free fun any time of the year, the Lincoln Park Zoo will not disappoint. December is an ideal time to visit Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo, which is free and open year round, offers a […]

The Best Holiday Activities in Chicago

Chicago is one of the best cities to visit around the holidays. I often find myself venturing back to the area as there is so much to do in terms of holiday entertainment and attractions. Plus, the wintry weather really adds to the holiday ambiance! Nothing really compares to bundling up with a hot cocoa in […]